“What are these places that kill us every day but that we’d die to protect and are like no place else on earth?” (Treuer, 19)
In any case, transformations are needed, and I feel the potential of the homesteads has not been tapped enough. There is an identity associated with it, albeit rightly contested by the Hawaiian community who is disenfranchised by blood quantum. Rather than relying on faux state legislation to determine our political, economic, engendered, pedagogical, and cultural futures, perhaps there is a need to explore the extrasovereign opportunities offered in this space.
|A map of Minnesota's Indian reservations and communities. Source: http://stereotype.drumhop.com/lodge/PF_and_SG_Chap_1.html|
|Kulāiwi Hawaiʻi, by Haley Kailiehu|